Gwen Shapira is a Software Enginner at Confluent. She has 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. She currently specialises in building real-time reliable data processing pipelines using Apache Kafka. Gwen is an Oracle Ace Director, an author of books including “Kafka, the Definitive Guide”, and a frequent presenter at data related conferences. Gwen is also a committer on the Apache Kafka and Apache Sqoop projects.
Matthias J. Sax
Matthias is a Kafka PMC member and software engineer at Confluent, working mainly on Kafka’s Stream API. Prior to Confluent, he was a PhD student at Humboldt-University of Berlin, conducting research on the data stream processing system. Matthias is also a committer at Apache Flink and Apache Storm.